National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 37058 / Local Identifier 115.31 - The story of Hoover Dam - Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation. (05/18/1981 - ). Explains the overwhelming need to control and regulate the raging waters of the Colorado River; the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam; the ensuing construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself; building of support facilities, such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction; and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. Also details how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Timothy Vollmer.
October 16, 2016 Subject:
Water and electric power in arid southwest, fascinating history
Really enjoyed this half-hour film. Lessons to be learned today about how government can work--project completed two and a half years ahead of schedule. Sounds like Congress still works the same way, however, i.e., s l o w l y... if I heard this correctly, it sounds like it took them well over 10 years to approve this much-needed project originally proposed in 1918. Thank you for publishing these great historical resources.
September 19, 2010 Subject:
Civil Engineering at it's best
Great footage of the building of this historic dam. This film has some footage that I have not seen before including the on site construction of one of the generators.